Trek: Lohgad Fort
Date: 18th June 2016
Height: 3400 ft
Trek Cost: Rs 550/- per head.
Registered Member: Rs 500/- per head.
It includes B/f & T, Lunch,Eve Refreshment, Expertise charges, Bhaje cave ticket etc
Cost does Not Included Lunch, Insurance & Anything other than mentioned above.
Lohagad (literally "Iron fort" in Marathi) is one of the many hill forts of Chatrapati Shivaji. It divides the basins of the Indrayani and Pavna and is situated on a side range of the Sahyadris. The Visapur fort is located on its eastern side. The four large gates of Lohagad are still in good condition and reasonably intact. Historical records show that in the later Peshwa period, Nana Phadnavis (1742-1800 AD) built several structures in the fort such as a big tank and a step-well (bawali).
On the west side, there is a long and narrow wall-like fortified spur called Vinchukata (Marathi for Scorpion's tail) because of shape.Lohagad has a long history with several dynasties occupying it at different periods of time: Satavahanas, Chalukyas, Rashtrakutas, Yadavas, Bahamanis, Nizamshahis, Mughals and Marathas. Shivaji captured it in 1648 CE, but he was forced to surrender it to the Mughals in 1665 CE by the Treaty of Purandar. Shivaji recaptured the fort in 1670 CE and used it for keeping his treasury.
The journey starts with the Indrayani Express. People interested should catch this train from respective stations with ticket till lonavala station. (Plz get your respected stations at least half an hour earlier, as there might be a long queue for the tickets). From lonavala we’ll catch local train till kamshet.
Meeting Point: Malvali Station at 8.20 am
For Mumbai Rangers:
Train Details: - Indrayani Express
CST - 5.35 am Dadar – 5.50 am
Thane – 6.10 am Kalyan – 6.35 am
Lonavla – 8.00 am
Will Catch the Pune Shuttle at 8.10 am & get down at Malvali Station.
For Pune rangers:
Those who are coming from Pune they can join us directly at Malvali till 8.10 am.
Pune 6.27 am Shivaji Nagar 6.33 am Khadki 6.38 am
Dapodi 6.43 am Kasarwadi 6.47 am Pimpri 6.55 am
Chinchwad 6.54 am Talegaon 7.16 am Kamshet 7.30 am
09.00 am: With breakfast & tea will move to Bhaje village.
09.30 am: Reach to Bhaje Village.
11.40 am: Will Reach to top & explore surrounding.
01.40 pm: Lunch & Rest.
03.00 pm: Start descend.
06.30 pm: Back to Lonavla .
(Rain Shower expected so please pack your bags accordingly).
A proper two sided haversack to put all the things, So that one has hands free while trekking, id proof,approx 3 ltr water, Torch with extra batteries, some snacks, Should wear good trekking shoes, full sleeve shirt/T-shirt & Full Pant, if you have any medical issue please carry your own medicine as we carry only First aid, carry some extra cloths.
Non-compulsory items but helpful:
Cap, Sunglasses, Woolen Jacket, Camera , Avoid wearing Gold and other jewelry mosquito’s repellent, Electoral / Energy powder, 2 Lemon, & 2 plastic bags for weight distribution. (It’s totally self-responsibility to take care of things.)
For Registration & more details, contact our "Rangers"
Registration will be done by phone call only, so if call not received then please sms your name & mail-id.